‘Cameroon MNOs compete to cash in on Afcon 2021’

14 February 2022

Mobile network operators in Cameroon “are scrutinising” the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) to capitalise on business opportunities linked to digital infrastructure and communication, according to a report on IT Web Africa.

The website says that prior to start of the tournament, Judith Yah Sunday, general manager of state-owned operator Camtel confirmed via a message posted on Twitter, that the company had upgraded the quality of its services and put it in place state-of-the-art telecommunications infrastructure to ensure optimal coverage during the competition.

It also reports that MNOs have initiated promotional campaigns in a bid to increase returns or attract new subscribers.

Orange Cameroun, an official sponsor of Afcon, announced a competition whereby subscribers who make Orange Money transactions (transfer, payment or withdrawal) to the value of CAF5000 or more, or who subscribe to a bundle of at least CFA250, can win. The operator has also ringfenced 500 smart TVs and 15 cars.

MTN Cameroon has initiated a competition for subscribers who, based on certain transactions, stand a chance to win 500m2 pieces of titled land as a prize. The telco also has voice, SMS and data bonuses in store for its subscribers during the football tournament.

Meanwhile, MTN Cameroon, Orange Cameroun, Nexttel and Camtel have either set up their own fan zones or kiosks around general fan zones, offering customer services such as sale of SIM cards, identification, installation of specific apps, sale of mobile hardware, etc.

CAF said it was investigating the situation, the website said.